HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WNCN) – A Holly Springs man is facing multiple child sex crime charges, according to Wake County arrest records.
Paul Kenneth Greeson, 24, of 200 Sycamore Ridge Lane, is facing charges of indecent liberties with a child, second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The charges date back to March 14.
According to an arrest warrant, Greeson is accused of taking indecent liberties with a 13-year-old girl by taking nude photos of her for the purpose of producing material showing the crime. Greeson is also accused of duplicating a visual representation of a female victim between the ages of 2-4 years old engaged in sexual activity.
He was arrested at his parent’s home.
Greeson is being held in the Wake County Detention Center under a $1 million secured bond.
During Friday’s court appearance, defense lawyer Jim Ferguson asked for Greeson’s bond to be less than $1 million. Greeson was in court via video from the detention center.
Ferguson told Judge Ned Mangum that Greeson is a former Eagle Scout who served in the U.S. Army and was once employed by the TSA.
Ferguson said up until this point, Greeson has lived “a life of achievement.”
He called the situation “an aberration” and told the judge “it was a momentary lapse in judgment with no criminal intent.”
He asked that Greeson be released with an ankle bracelet and placed under house arrest with no access to the internet. The prosecutor argued against lowering the bond saying, “there are likely to be more charges.”
The judge kept the bond at $1 million.
Greeson’s parents later appeared in court but told CBS North Carolina they had no comment.
Neighbor Jody Bishop called Greeson and his parents “very sweet people.”
“Their son always seemed to be nice. I’ve talked to him on occasions while working out in the yard,” Bishop said. “It saddens my heart because I have a son and a daughter. Unfortunately, things like this happen, we get going down the wrong road. I hope he gets the help he needs.”